Velocity Clinical Research, Covington
Velocity's Covington research site was founded in 2019 as part of MedPharmics, and acquired by Velocity in 2022. Since its inception, the site has built a reputation of success conducting trials in Infectious Diseases and Women’s Health. Additionally, our Covington site conducts pediatric trials and is actively expanding to new therapeutic areas. The site is easily accessible as it located right off Highway 190 on Greenbriar Boulevard. The stand-alone building is in an area with several other medical office buildings.
All trials conducted at the site are performed in accordance with ICH and FDA guidelines, and in compliance with GCP. The Covington team is committed to being a resource for study volunteers, to providing the highest quality of patient care with compassion and kindness and to advancing medicine through research.
Velocity Clinical Research, Covington
190 Greenbriar Blvd. Suite 101-102, Covington, LA 70433
Phone: (985) 273-0855
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Our experienced research team in Covington
Every clinical trial is overseen by a Principal Investigator – a physician who is responsible for the rights, safety and welfare of the study participants. All physicians at Velocity are board certified in their specialty area(s) and all research staff is trained in clinical research regulations, including GCP and HIPAA. Our clinical research team in Covington is dedicated to conducting quality research in a professional and caring environment.
Medical Director, Principal Investigator
A practicing OB/GYN and Principal Investigator for Velocity in Louisiana, Dr. Beacham has delivered more than 5,000 babies in his 40-year career. He has been a clinical professor at Tulane University School of medicine. His interests include obstetrical care, minimally invasive and robotic gynecologic surgery, endometriosis therapy, contraceptive therapy, and infertility. He has conducted studies for contraceptives, maternal RSV and GBS vaccines, infant and pediatric COVID-19 vaccines, and infant formulas. Dr. Beacham joined MedPharmics (now Velocity Clinical Research) in 2021 as a principal investigator.
Originally from Mobile, AL, Scott Striplin, MD received his undergraduate degree from Springhill College in his hometown. From there, he entered medical school at the University of South Alabama and completed a year of general surgery residency followed by four years of residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Alabama. He is Board Certified by Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Striplin has served the women of the Northshore for over 20 years in private practice. He began working in clinical research in 2020 focusing on women’s health studies.
Kathryn Quarls, MD is a board-certified pediatrician who completed her medical training and residency at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. She is recently retired after 30 years in the practice of General Pediatrics. This has allowed her to devote time to clinical research as a principal investigator and sub investigator. Dr. Quarls’ areas of expertise in research include pediatric and maternal vaccines as well as pediatric nutritional products. She has special interest in research and development of therapeutics for Type 1 Diabetes.
Sub Investigator, Site Director
Andrea Dunn, MSN, BSN, WHNP-BC entered the clinical research world with MedPharmics (now Velocity Clinical Research) in 2021 as a sub-investigator. Not long afterward, Andrea took on more responsibility, becoming site director, too. Prior to entering clinical research, Andrea earned her undergraduate nursing degree from LSU Health Science Center. Andrea worked as an RN in Labor and Delivery for eight years in Texas, California, and Louisiana. Additionally, Andrea completed her Master of Science in Nursing from University of Cincinnati before spending eight years as a Nurse Practitioner in reproductive health clinics. Andrea utilizes her educational background to aid the clinical staff and her wealth of experiences to maintain an efficient operation at the Covington site.
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